David Wells, the former New York Yankees pitcher and Major League Baseball bad boy, said during a recent interview that he wishes he had conducted himself more like New York Jets backup quarterback and apparent choir boy Tim Tebow.â†µ
"His values are pretty freaking good if you ask me. He just does his business and he’s one of the hardest workers in the NFL and in sports period. He takes all that negative and turns it into a positive. A lot of people fight the system like I did. I fought the media constantly and I think if I had that approach, I think I’d have been better off. But different strokes for different folks," Wells said.
Wells was a hard-partying, rock 'n roll loving left-hander throughout his big-league career. He pitched a perfect game during his first of two stints with the Yankees and later admitted he was "half drunk" while hurling his way into the baseball history books.â†µ
It's pretty hard to imagine Wells being much like Tebow. Wells, though, is apparently a big Tebow fan.â†µ
"You can’t help but pull for the guy. You really can't... He's going to shut these people up. Because when he does get his opportunity to shine without all these conflicts going on, he's going to rake ‘em. He's going to tear it up," Wells said.â†µ
Take it from a guy who knows something about tearing it up -- on and off the field.â†µ